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(The New York Times)   Senate Republicans successfully filibuster extension of unemployment benefits because "Fark you, that's why"   (nytimes.com) divider line 177
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2014-02-06 04:13:27 PM  
Each Democratic Senator represents 1.15% of the people in this nation.
Each Republican Senator represents .89% of the people in this nation.

The vote for closure was "only 55-to-42.

So the the unemployment extension will not pass because there was only 63% support for it and 37%  against it.
 
2014-02-06 04:17:32 PM  

mrshowrules: So the the unemployment extension will not pass because there was only 63% support for it and 37% against it.


"States Rights!"
 
2014-02-06 04:23:04 PM  
"We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain
 
2014-02-06 04:39:42 PM  
"We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

Which is apparently different from how Mitch McConnell and the Republicans plan to bring up the Iran sanctions bill at every possible opportunity to bash Harry Reid and the Democrats.
 
2014-02-06 04:44:13 PM  
I wonder how many people who loss this extension of unemployment benefits are also screwed because their States didn't extend Medicaid just to stick it too Obama?  Is it conceivable that such a person would remain loyal to the GOP.
 
2014-02-06 04:44:41 PM  
And yet the title of the article Senate Fails to Pass

What a liberal rag!
 
2014-02-06 05:00:05 PM  

mrshowrules: I wonder how many people who loss this extension of unemployment benefits are also screwed because their States didn't extend Medicaid just to stick it too Obama?  Is it conceivable that such a person would remain loyal to the GOP.


Lots of them probably blame Obama, because that's what Fox"News" told them to do.
 
2014-02-06 05:07:31 PM  
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2014-02-06 05:11:56 PM  
""We've given them everything they wanted. Paid for," said Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, flashing his irritation at Republicans who blocked the bill."

And next week you'll give them everything you conceded today, plus whatever else they demand.

Overton Defenestration on action!
 
2014-02-06 05:13:13 PM  
There is no such thing as a moral republican.
 
2014-02-06 05:13:52 PM  
It's the moral thing to do.
 
2014-02-06 05:19:35 PM  

abb3w: mrshowrules: So the the unemployment extension will not pass because there was only 63% support for it and 37% against it.

"States Rights!"


"Democracy!"
 
2014-02-06 05:25:14 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: abb3w: mrshowrules: So the the unemployment extension will not pass because there was only 63% support for it and 37% against it.

"States Rights!"

"Democracy!"


FREEDOMS!
 
2014-02-06 05:29:11 PM  
I just don't get it.  its almost as if the Republicans actually enjoy watching people suffer.  do these folks get some sort of sadistic pleasure from watching the suffering of others?
 
2014-02-06 05:31:49 PM  

Weaver95: I just don't get it.  its almost as if the Republicans actually enjoy watching people suffer.  do these folks get some sort of sadistic pleasure from watching the suffering of others?


No one is suffering

/they're freeloading and deserve to be punished for their laziness
 
2014-02-06 05:36:05 PM  

Weaver95: I just don't get it.  its almost as if the Republicans actually enjoy watching people suffer.  do these folks get some sort of sadistic pleasure from watching the suffering of others?


The way our intelligence evolved in response to living in social settings has created a situation in which most people are decent but we need SOME farking evil people.

Those people are republicans.
 
MFK
2014-02-06 05:45:34 PM  
These people need to be stopped.
 
2014-02-06 05:47:16 PM  
Again?
 
2014-02-06 05:47:52 PM  
*shaking my damn head*
 
2014-02-06 05:48:50 PM  
We should just declare the unemployed 'non-people', and get on with the final solution.
 
2014-02-06 05:49:40 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain


They need to find time to vote the 50th time on overturning Obamacare...

But good news everyone! The unemployment rate is going to drop because all those people were just waiting for their unemployment to expire to get jobs! Republicans told me so!
 
2014-02-06 05:53:07 PM  

Weaver95: I just don't get it.  its almost as if the Republicans actually enjoy watching people suffer.  do these folks get some sort of sadistic pleasure from watching the suffering of others?


It's the standard reply. "fark you, I've got mine."

Let's stop pretending these old white men give a fark about the nation or "jobs". Let's just get to the revolution they're begging for.
 
2014-02-06 05:55:21 PM  
Starve, you job-losing bastards!
 
2014-02-06 05:55:29 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain


As opposed to the how many house votes to defund/repeal the ACA?
 
2014-02-06 05:56:38 PM  
Sadly, since we're a sloven land of convenience, nobody will learn anything from this bullshiat. Remember the Occupy movement? Remember how instead of actually listening, the country whined about being inconvenienced by kids in a public space? We deserve the hell we're in. Good job, everybody.
 
2014-02-06 05:56:39 PM  
And this surprises who, exactly? It affects the poors, who the Republicans are trying to disenfranchise. They simply do not care. This has gone beyond just regular evil and shot into "twirling mustache, tie Nell to the tracks, Lex-Luthor-landgrab" cartoon evil.

They don't care, and considering the rubes who keep thinking it's those "other" *blah* people who "won't be able to mooch no more" will keep voting for these clown-shoes people in office, what reason have they to change their ways?
 
2014-02-06 05:58:00 PM  

mediablitz: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain

They need to find time to vote the 50th time on overturning Obamacare...

But good news everyone! The unemployment rate is going to drop because all those people were just waiting for their unemployment to expire to get jobs! Republicans told me so!


This is just the republicans helping the american people understand what is good for them. If they would've extended the jobless benefits, then those unemployed people would've been turned into socialists. The republicans are the only ones that can save people from themselves.
 
2014-02-06 05:59:04 PM  
Yet more evidence: If you vote for a Republican, you are an asshole, an idiot, or both. There is no middle ground. There is no good reason to vote Republican ever again. Every one of their "strong points" is a lie: Republicans are demonstrably less moral, less fiscally responsible, they make America less safe, and they're even less Christian than Democrats.
 
2014-02-06 05:59:35 PM  

sdd2000: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain

As opposed to the how many house votes to defund/repeal the ACA?


Well....if we take the dozen or so votes that occurred in october while the shutdown was happening, it's past 50. I think they are getting closer to success though. On their next time or three they may actually succeed.
 
2014-02-06 06:00:27 PM  

Evil High Priest: We should just declare the unemployed 'non-people', and get on with the final solution.


This is actually my preferred solution for the problem of the GOP.

The reasoning being that if 50 million or so uneducated savages had to die for us to get this country once, then they can do so again.
 
2014-02-06 06:00:46 PM  

mrshowrules: I wonder how many people who loss this extension of unemployment benefits are also screwed because their States didn't extend Medicaid just to stick it too Obama?  Is it conceivable that such a person would remain loyal to the GOP.


Yep, just like a battered spouse stays.
 
2014-02-06 06:00:47 PM  
Mr. Obama has repeatedly pressed Congress to extend the program, an emergency measure enacted during the recession to provide up to 47 weeks of supplemental payments to the long-term unemployed.


well there's the problem right there.

only 1 thing Republicans hate more than the poor.
 
2014-02-06 06:01:27 PM  
"We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."


You wanna know how to keep the Dems from doing that?
 
2014-02-06 06:01:39 PM  

Tigger: Evil High Priest: We should just declare the unemployed 'non-people', and get on with the final solution.

This is actually my preferred solution for the problem of the GOP.

The reasoning being that if 50 million or so uneducated savages had to die for us to get this country once, then they can do so again.


lol, well played.
 
2014-02-06 06:02:21 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain


Get a job losers

It does not take 5+ years to find a freakin job
 
2014-02-06 06:03:20 PM  

Joe Six-Keg: They don't care, and considering the rubes who keep thinking it's those "other" *blah* people who "won't be able to mooch no more" will keep voting for these clown-shoes people in office, what reason have they to change their ways?


It's almost hero-worship. Rock-star cock-gobbling levels. They think if they can make things sweet enough for the jerb createrz that the rich will bless them with prosperity. They believe, it and the rich keep convincing them of it. The plebs will carry it to their grave, starving and shivering the whole time.

I used to be a republican....unless the democrats go off the rails, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that I will EVER vote for a republican in any way, shape, or form for any public office, school board, or to be part of the goddamn PTA.
 
2014-02-06 06:03:56 PM  

mrshowrules: I wonder how many people who loss this extension of unemployment benefits are also screwed because their States didn't extend Medicaid just to stick it too Obama?  Is it conceivable that such a person would remain loyal to the GOP.


That would require critical thinking skills.

"I've been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No." Craig T. Nelson

/they really think there is white people welfare, which gets you store brand mac & cheese, and black people welfare that covers steak and lobster.
 
2014-02-06 06:04:16 PM  

mrshowrules: I wonder how many people who loss this extension of unemployment benefits are also screwed because their States didn't extend Medicaid just to stick it too Obama?  Is it conceivable that such a person would remain loyal to the GOP.


For many, hating minorities and gays goes way too deep to not remain loyal to the GOP.
 
2014-02-06 06:04:18 PM  
So, they move from unemployment to food stamps and welfare. Sure the Republicans are idiots, but honestly have the Democrats proposed anything better? Has the President offered up a Jobs bill and then gone to the Bully Pulpit to try and get the Republicans to the table? Has either side offered up a small business assistance plan in order to provide expertise and funding for people to start their own business? Has there been a push for an Employer of Last Resort program?

No, not that I'm aware of, somebody prove me wrong.
 
2014-02-06 06:04:27 PM  
Once Republicans start voting against the military industrial complex, then I'll start my inkling of thinking that any of they actually truly believe in the economic well-being of the American people.  Until that time, they are all Satan worshiping, filthy, vile child molesters who want to turn the US in a 3rd world country.

/not that I have an opinion
 
2014-02-06 06:06:28 PM  
"We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

I'm sure the poor & unemployed take solace in this.
 
2014-02-06 06:06:57 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: So, they move from unemployment to food stamps and welfare. Sure the Republicans are idiots, but honestly have the Democrats proposed anything better? Has the President offered up a Jobs bill and then gone to the Bully Pulpit to try and get the Republicans to the table? Has either side offered up a small business assistance plan in order to provide expertise and funding for people to start their own business? Has there been a push for an Employer of Last Resort program?

No, not that I'm aware of, somebody prove me wrong.


Easily.
The President doesn't present bills.

Congress has ONE JOB. Guess what it is, pumpkin?
 
2014-02-06 06:07:04 PM  

dantheman195: It does not take 5+ years to find a freakin job


I know you are a troll, but i'll bite anyways.

Have you seen the worker productivity numbers? Notice how they keep climbing? If you, as a business owner, are able to continue to get more out of your workforce for less, why in hell's name would you incur additional costs by hiring people? It's a lot easier to just crack the whip a few more times.
 
2014-02-06 06:07:22 PM  

kidgenius: Joe Six-Keg: They don't care, and considering the rubes who keep thinking it's those "other" *blah* people who "won't be able to mooch no more" will keep voting for these clown-shoes people in office, what reason have they to change their ways?

It's almost hero-worship. Rock-star cock-gobbling levels. They think if they can make things sweet enough for the jerb createrz that the rich will bless them with prosperity. They believe, it and the rich keep convincing them of it. The plebs will carry it to their grave, starving and shivering the whole time.

I used to be a republican....unless the democrats go off the rails, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that I will EVER vote for a republican in any way, shape, or form for any public office, school board, or to be part of the goddamn PTA.


This. I don't identify as a Democrat but I sure as hell wont vote for a Republican again. Neither will my kids if I have my way.
 
2014-02-06 06:07:23 PM  
So when the economy dips, because of all the people who were formerly able to participate despite struggling to find employment losing that ability, can we finally show them the direct proof that their actions hurt both the poor and the economy as a whole.  I want everyone to know who did this, who sent us down further, who took away the support that families across the US depend on to survive.

/Not that it will change anything
//Facts and liberal bias etc.
 
2014-02-06 06:07:27 PM  
Keep going Mitch McConnell.  Maybe the 4 point deficit in your Senate race can grow even BIGGER.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/06/3073014/alison-lundergan-grimes-h ol ds.html

/brand new poll, released literally minutes ago
 
2014-02-06 06:07:28 PM  
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2014-02-06 06:08:10 PM  

dantheman195: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

It's not a game to the people affected by it, you worthless sh*tstain

Get a job losers

It does not take 5+ years to find a freakin job


WWJD?
 
2014-02-06 06:08:11 PM  

Bermuda59: "We know it's a political game," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah. "We know they'd like to bring it up every three months and bash Republicans with it."

I'm sure the poor & unemployed take solace in this.


This is Orrin Hatch of Utah. a state that can't even farking manage feeding their children at schools.
 
2014-02-06 06:08:52 PM  
The GOP hate poor people. This proves what anyone with a brain know. They are evil and uncaring scum.
 
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